2018 Summer Internships:
The summer internship program has been another great success. The students have been able to work as a team. They have been job shadowing the maintenance staff through their duties from landscaping, classroom cleaning, painting, room set-up, inventory control, project planning, and bridge construction. I am very proud of their hard work and great dedication to their school. During this summer's process, I have been sharing pictures of their hard work with parents and staff.
~Tom McCall, Director of Facilities
Grade 5/6 Summer Enrichment:
Ms. Coombs Grade 5/6 summer school class focused on mathematics, reading, and writing across their projects and curriculum. They also incorporated science and social studies into their daily learning. They learned about layers of soil, different rocks, evaporation, New York State counties, units of measurement using English and metric measurements, and spent a great deal of time on mathematical applications with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factoring, and converting measurements. Students read and analyzed the book Tuck Everlasting during ELA and created a variety of art projects including flower pressed tapestries. They also shared reading with our kindergarten friends.
Summer Ocean Studies:
During summer school Mrs. Brooks' class studied the ocean. Mrs. Cornell provided the students with plenty of books to use to research the sea animal of their choice. Students answered questions and watched short educational videos about their animals. Then students used keyboarding skills to type up some facts about their animal. Finally, we painted a mural and made blue Jell-O to represent the ocean. We even added gummy fish! We had a great time reading and writing about our animals while strengthening our reading and writing strategies too.
HS Honor Roll - 40 Weeks:
40 WEEK HONOR ROLL
6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL
6th GRADE HONOR ROLL
7th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL
7th GRADE HONOR ROLL
2018 Summer Feeding Program:
The McGraw Elementary School is an official summer feeding site for any children in the local area age 0-18 years old. The Summer Feeding Program will be open Monday- Friday, July 9 th - August 3 rd . Breakfast will be served from 8:00- 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30- 12:30 p.m. in the Elementary School cafeteria.
summer breakfast menu.pdf
summer lunch menu.pdf
2017-18 Sports Report:
From Chuck Freeman, Athletic Director......
I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve this past year and look forward to the next. I have learned so much, and hope to build on this year….and know a whole lot more what to expect and what is expected of me.
It is my observation that teamwork is a huge positive aspect about our athletic program at McGraw. Year highlighted by working together with administration, maintenance, bussing, working out scheduling conflicts with other programs (ex. music), working with nurses, interfacing with the village (through Tom McCall), student and parental volunteers as well as teacher cooperation. It is a big team that makes this work!
4 out of 8 varsity teams were scholar teams. 75% of the team had to average a ...
On their final day as high school students, the Class of 2018 visited the elementary school in the third annual “Senior Walk.” This tradition has the graduating seniors walk through the hallways of the elementary school while the younger students cheer, hold signs, and give high fives. This event aims to inspire the younger students to work hard and lets them participate in congratulating the seniors on completing their thirteen years as McGraw Eagles. It allows the older students to serve as r ole models and gives them a chance to revisit the building where they first began their education. After the walk, the Class of 2018 took a group photo with Mrs. Dimorier’s Pre-K class - the McGraw Class of 2031.
Grade 4 Field Trips:
The fourth grade was fortunate enough to go on two field trips this year to help end an amazing school year.
The first field trip was to Cortland Repertory theater to see Wizard of Wonderland: Dorothy Meets Alice . The play was funny and enjoyed by all the students. We would like to give a huge thank you to the PTO for the funds they provided and Mr. McCall for providing a bus.
The second field trip was to the Cortland County fairgrounds for the Ag-Stravaganza. The trip was a learning experience for all the students. They learned about the various animals, resources, and technology used for farming in Cortland county. Again thank you to Mr. McCall for providing the bus and Cornell Cooperative Extension for inviting us to the event.
~Mrs. Frink, Ms. Keiser, ...
Using Google Apps:
Google has many different apps that students at the elementary can use. Students with writing difficulties have benefitted from using Google Docs with voice typing options. This has allowed students to express their ideas even if they have difficulty with spelling or the physical aspect of writing. Google Forms can be used to create a variety of assessments, such as spelling tests.
Pictured below is a student taking a modified spelling test created on Google Forms. His spelling test was able to be modified with multiple choice questions where he would choose the correct spelling, or short answer questions where he was given the letters of a spelling word that were mixed up and he had to spell it correctly. Taking spelling tests in this format helped him to stay engaged since it involved ...
On June 8-10, students from the senior class traveled to Cleveland, OH for the annual senior trip. Students spent Friday at Kalahari, Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark, where they had a blast on water slides like the “Zimbabwe Zipper,” the “Serengeti Sidewinder,” and the “Extreme Rush.” On Saturday, students visited the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. At the zoo, students fed giraffes, watched an African elephant crossing, visited the Rain Forest, and viewed more than 600 different plant and animal species. On Saturday evening, the students engaged in some friendly competition between each other and their chaperones as they played indoor glow-in-the-dark laser tag and whirlyball, a game that combines bumper cars, lacrosse, and basketball into ...
Ready, Set, Action!:
Fourth Grade students read the play “Divided Loyalties” during their ELA/SS block. They learned about the turmoil of the American Revolution and what it meant to take sides as a Patriot or a Loyalist.
The McGraw Golf Team finished their season 4-5 in the CCL and 4-7 overall. We had a young team this year and showed improvement throughout the season with several players achieving personal best during their matches. Caleb Knickerbocker qualified for sectional play and as a First team league all-star. Tristin McGuinness was selected to the second team and Sam Parks and Brent Thomas were Honorable mentions. The team embodied the concept of golfing. They helped knickerbocker golf course with spring raking, weathered the cold during practice, and enjoyed each other's company on the course and after the round sitting on the porch.
OCM BOCES 2018 CTE Alumni Hall of Fame:
McGraw High School Principal, Mark Dimorier, was honored at the OCM BOCES McEvoy Center Career and Technical Education Class of 2018 Certificate and Awards Ceremony. He was Inducted in the the CTE Alumni Hall of Fame. Mr. Dimorier used the skills he learned in the OCM CTE Building Trades Program to build his own home, remodel his wife's salons, and help countless friends and family with home improvements. He continued his education and ultimately returned to McGraw School as a teacher and then principal.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Dimorier told the graduates that they should become honorable people. Mr. Dimorier lives by example and McGraw School District is extremely proud to have him as part of the Administrative Team that leads our children to success. ...
Elementary Field Day Practice:
Elementary students are getting ready for the 48th annual Field Day on Thursday, June 7th. They been preparing for the Field Day for the last month in Physical Education Class.
2018 PEB Student of the Year - Abi Maricle:
Abigail Maricle was awarded the 2018 PEB (Partners for Education and Business, Inc.) Student of the Year
at a ceremony held on June 5, 2018 at LeMoyne College. e i
McGraw High School Principal, Mark Dimorier, and Superintendent, Melinda McCool were on hand to congratulate Abi on this great honor.
Abi is known to her teachers as a diligent and serious student. She has an obvious career focus and approaches every assignment or task as a step along her chosen career path, a rare quality in a student in high school. She quietly but confidently earns the respect of her peers while remaining a friendly and accessible classmate. Abi continues to show the desire and the ability to work effectively with all students and has the capacity to organize projects, ...